A loan of $1,875 helped a member to purchase flour, cheese, milk, eggs, and other necessary ingredients.

Virgen De Fatima Group's story

This committee was formed thanks to the efforts of Sra. Celsa M., who lives in the city of Belén in the District of Concepción. She serves as the president and was motivated by the idea of doing something good for her fellow group members. Celsa had a vision for the future of a committee that would help each member make progress. The members happily accepted her invitation to form this committee of enterprising women called “Virgen D. Fatima” (Our Lady of Fatima) in honor of the Virgin Mary who blesses each committee meeting according to one’s faith.

The committee has 14 members. Most of them engage in small businesses that incluD. selling short order meals, offering merchandise, and raising animals in hopes of generating a small profit in the near future. All of them hope to keep fighting in order to stay ahead. Each day they seek to make progress for themselves and their communities.

Sra. Nilda has been selling short order meals for some time. She earns her income in this manner as a way of supporting her family. In addition, she hopes to have a peaceful retirement so she works hard in order to save. The loan she is requesting will be used to buy flour, cheese, milk, eggs, and other necessary ingredients for preparing her meals.

In this group: Nilda , Sandra , Nilda Maribel , Buena Esperanza , Celsa , Fabiana , Cirenia , Pastora , Santa Beba , Mirian Eustaciana , Norma Beatriz , Zulma , Emila *, Egicia Petrona *
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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